2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 13, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Civil & Environmental Engineering Technology (AE.CET)

Program Description 

Will you help address the major infrastructure challenges of the 21st century, like water quality, climate change, and crumbling roads and bridges?  Vermont State University’s Civil & Environmental Engineering Technology program introduces you to the professions of civil engineering, environmental engineering, and surveying with a curriculum that prepares you for a broad choice of careers in those professions.  Along with a solid foundation in math and science you will gain an understanding of soils, water resources, structural design, surveying, and CAD.  Graduates of our program are well prepared for a career path with options to work outdoors or indoors.

Program labs are well-equipped and include modern surveying instruments, a high-tech stream table to model water flow and erosion, soils and material testing equipment, and state-of-the-art computer stations with CAD software.

Graduates of this program are well prepared to seek employment or advance to bachelor’s degree programs within Vermont State University including Architectural Engineering Technology, Construction Management, Renewable Energy, Environmental Science, and Business.

Program Outcomes 

  1. Apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.  

  1. Design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with the engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the discipline.  

  1. Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in well-defined technical and nontechnical environments and identify and use appropriate technical literature.  

  1. Conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiment.  

  1. Function effectively as a member of a technical team. 

Program Objectives

  1. Communication skills: communicate technical information in writing, speaking, listening, and interpersonal skills to work effectively as part of a team in the workforce. 
  2. Technical skills: understand the principles of civil and environmental engineering, surveying, storm water, hydraulics, soils, engineering structures, water/wastewater treatment, engineering materials, estimating quantities, and use appropriate computer applications to apply that knowledge as a consultant in the workforce. 
  3. Professional skills: perform in the workforce with confidence in the following areas:  designing highway culverts in harmony with wildlife corridors, creating site plans from survey field data, using CAD software, designing residential wastewater treatment systems, creating soil erosion control plans, and developing profiles and cross-sections for highway design.               
  4. Engineering design skills: understand design principles and function actively as part of a design team in the workforce with acquired skills and the knowledge of building materials and structures, site development, and estimating quantities. 
  5. Innovation skills: demonstrate the skills and ability needed to continue learning through formal education or adapt to changing technologies in the workplace. 

Credits Required for Program: 51-53

Graduation Requirements

To obtain a degree, students must fulfill the major-specific requirements as well as satisfy all other Degree Requirements  including the Connections General Education Program Requirements .


Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the commission’s General Criteria and Program Criteria for Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology. 

Sample Degree Map

Degree Map (Sample) - AE.CET